Centrally located on Potsdamer Strasse in the cosmopolitan Schöneberg area, the 1,600 sq. m. campus brings together GEM’s academic excellence and GISMA’s postgraduate student experience. The site offers the structure, connections, and networking opportunities that domestic and international postgraduate students greatly benefit from, as well as good transport links to enable them to make the most of the world-famous Berlin experience.
The initial course portfolio includes the Grenoble Ecole de Management MBA and Master in International Business (MIB), both of which started in January 2017. Later this year, the campus will welcome students joining the Grenoble School’s MSc Marketing Management and the MSc Innovation, Strategy & Entrepreneurship.
According to GISMA Managing Director, Dr Thorsten Thiel, the new campus in Berlin is the natural next step to enable the school to continue supporting the new German economy.
“Our ambition is to provide Berlin's fast-growing service industries across all clusters and sectors with young, fresh talent as well as to offer the necessary tools for our entrepreneurial graduates to take their ideas off the ground and launch their own businesses,” said Dr Thiel. "Germany is a very open and dynamic market and Berlin offers the ideal infrastructure, with the cultural diversity and connections to other European hubs that domestic and international students seek.”
“We are very proud to be working with our partners from Grenoble on this initiative to bring an exclusive portfolio of highly-ranked programmes to Berlin. The Grenoble Ecole de Management MBA will be one of just a handful of triple-accredited MBAs in the whole of Germany and this makes our offer completely unique,” added Dr Thiel.
Santiago Garcia, Dean and Director of Grenoble Graduate School of Business, the international school of GEM, said: “Our collaboration with GISMA will allow our students to enjoy the best of two worlds: the prestige of our degree programmes and the corporate connections that a reputed German business school provides. For our students, this opens a new opportunity to study in an English-speaking environment whilst becoming familiar with the language, culture, and business of the capital of Europe’s economic powerhouse.”
About GISMA Business School
GISMA, the German International School for Management and Administration, was founded in 1999 to support the business community of Lower Saxony in its internationalization efforts by providing international management education to young professionals and executives from Germany and all over the world. Since then, GISMA has graduated a global community of alumni who have accelerated their careers in Germany and abroad with a sound foundation in management theory, diverse practical experience, and invaluable connections with fellow graduates and other GISMA alumni. GISMA classes are taught by expert faculty from around the world who bring both academic and practical experience to the classroom.